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Published: Tuesday, Oct. 2 2012 1:36 p.m. MDT

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LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

What a nice olive branch to extend to the "victims" of the 47% he speaks so un-highly of.

Fred44
Salt Lake City, Utah

I agree with Mr. Romney on this position 100% (the first time in this election cycle) and to show his concern for ALL American voters, I wish he would send letters to Florida and Pennsylvania to ask them to reconsider their voter suppression polices. If he did that then he truly would be looking out for all Americans, not just a group he thinks will vote his way in battleground states.

Furry1993
Ogden, UT

Mitt is playing games again. The ballots have all been mailed, according to the article. The voters have over a month to receive them, fill them out, and get them mailed back. that's plenty of time to process them -- I don't see why any type of extension is necesesary.

I also think Fred44 is right -- if Mitt is so concerned about people voting, the voter suppression policies now rampant in the country should be reconsidered. Kudos to the Pennsylvania court for blocking Pennsylvania's attempt, as the Governor said, to use voter suppression to deliver the state to Romney. By how he handles the attempt to keep eligible voters from voting, we will see whether Romney wants all eligible voters to be able to vote, or just those who are likely to vote for him. Somehow, given Mitt's predelictions, I think the answer is clear -- he wants only those to vote who are likely to vote for him. Business as usual for Mitt.

worf
Mcallen, TX

Two thirds of our school children qualify for free or reduced lunches.

Because of a "conflict of interest", people on the dole should not vote.

Let those protecting the country have voting priority. --Smart thinking Mitt! Very American.

Furry1993
Ogden, UT

To worf 8:29 a.m. Oct. 3, 2012

So you are talking about establishing Animal Farm in the United States -- all citizens are equal but some are more equal than others. That is NOT the USA I know and love.

While we're talking about people having a "conflict of interest" and therefore should not vote -- don't forget to include others who have a conflict of interest -- military personnel, people who receive subsidies (oil company personnel, banking interests, venture capital executives, and myriad others who benefit in some way from decisions made by Congress and other levels of government. If you eliminate everyone who arguably has a conflict of interest, there would be nobody left to vote.

The best way to handle this issue is to make sure that everyone plays by the same rules. No priority for anyone.

worf
Mcallen, TX

My neigbor is more equal than I am. They qualify for benefits I don't.

It's like school. Everybody has the same chances to be honor roll students. Some by their own efforts don't make it. Can't go blaming the honor roll kids for their lower grades. Should a teacher take points from the honor roll students and give it to the others?

If a class president was running for student body president, and promising equal grades for all,--who would the lower grade students vote for?

Conflict of interest! Sorry, but we can all find success in this country.

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